This is the tech news you need to know this week. No doubt, these are very interesting news’ this week. What happens?
In short words, these are- Google with the Second-Largest Health System, T-Mobile CEO John Legere to Become Wework CEO, Jeff Bezos is buying an NFL team, Twitter Wants to stop Malicious Actors, Magic Leap is raising more money, Apple card offered a lower credit limit, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey praised facebook’s experimental moves to hide Instagram ‘likes’ etc. Let’s know more details.
01 GOOGLE WITH SECOND LARGEST HEALTH SYSTEM
Google has been quietly working with the second-largest health system in the US on a healthcare data project.
According to internal documents reviewed by BusinessInsider, Project Nightingale is a plan to move data from the healthcare system Ascension, and then build an electronic health records search tool.
Google is to be investigated over how it is accessing US patient data via a major health firm, the Wall Street Journal reports.
An office of the US Department of Health and Human Services will examine the details of a deal dubbed “Project Nightingale”. Google said patient data was “secure”.
Separately, in the UK, the Financial Times (FT) reports that popular health websites are sharing sensitive data with firms including Google.
The Project Nightingale deal with Ascension – a firm that runs 2,600 hospitals in the US – attracted criticism from some when the Wall Street Journal revealed that Google could access patient data without them being notified.
02 T-MOBILE CEO TO BECOME WEWORK CEO
WeWork is reportedly talking with T-Mobile boss John Legere about taking over as CEO. Legere is “among several candidates being considered” for the role, a CNBC report said.
WeWork has spoken to T-Mobile CEO John Legere about possibly taking over the embattled coworking company, sources told CNBC’s David Faber on Monday.
The Wall Street Journal first reported that the talks had taken place. Shares of T-Mobile slid 3% on the news.
WeWork is conducting a search for a CEO and Legere is among several candidates being considered, Faber reported. The search is ongoing and no decision has been made, sources said. A source close to SoftBank confirmed Legere is one of many candidates being considered for the role, but he’s not the leading candidate.
03 JEFF BEZOS IS BUYING AN NFL TEAM
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos interested in owning NFL team, has strong support among current owners. The owner of Amazon and the Washington Post could be the next person to join the NFL’s ownership ranks.
A report from CBS Sports published on Sunday cites league sources who say that the Amazon founder is “close with several current league owners,” though the report did not cite the names of any specific teams Bezos may be talking to.
04 TWITTER WANTS TO STOP MALICIOUS ACTORS
Twitter wants to stop malicious actors from abusing next month’s pivotal UK election so it’s creating special reporting tools and a custom emoji.
It is launching a tool for people to report deliberately misleading information about the voting process, for example how to vote or register to vote or false information about the date or time for the election.
Twitter said it would make it easier to report misleading information about the voting process in Britain’s Dec. 12 election, less than a month after its global ban on political advertising comes into force.
05 MAGIC LEAP IS RAISING MORE MONEY
AR startup Magic Leap is currently in the process of raising its Series E round of funding, a company spokesperson told Variety.
Magic Leap previously raised around $2.6 billion, including $280 million from Japan’s NTT Docomo in April.
The new funding round is expected to close in the coming months and there is no word yet on which investors, other than J.P. Morgan Chase, are going to be part of the new round.
06 APPLE CARD OFFERED A LOWER CREDIT LIMIT
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says Apple Card offered his wife a lower credit limit.
Wozniak’s comments came after a Twitter thread went viral on Thursday accusing Apple’s credit card of discriminating against women by giving them lower credit limits for no discernible reason.
Apple’s card partner, Goldman Sachs, denied accusations of sexism and said its systems do not discriminate against women.
07 TWITTER CEO JACK DORSEY PRAISED FACEBOOK
Twitter chief Jack Dorsey praised Instagram’s experiments with hiding likes in the US on Saturday.
Dorsey has previously signaled that he, too, is reconsidering whether Twitter should publicize popularity metrics such as like and retweet counts.
08 WEWORK IS OUTSOURCING ITS CLEANING STAFF
WeWork is outsourcing its cleaning staff to real estate giant JLL. Starting on December 9, the affected cleaning teams will be part of JLL or one of the company’s partners, and it’s unclear how many staff members are affected by the change.
It’s a reversal of co-CEO Artie Minson’s 2015 decision to cut WeWork’s outsourcing contracts.
While this round of outsourcing was months in the making, the news comes as WeWork looks to cut costs in other areas, including thousands of job cuts.
09 $400 MILLION FUND FOR EUROPEAN STARTUPS
Darktrace and Depop backer Balderton Capital is raising a new $400 million fund for European startups. Its new fund will invest in Series A rounds.
10 11,000 PEOPLE PIRATED THE YOUTUBE BOXING REMATCH
Some 11,000 people pirated the YouTube boxing rematch between KSI and Logan Paul through the reflection in a YouTube streamer’s glasses.
The match was broadcast on DAZN, a paid subscription sports-streaming service and people tried to find creative ways to watch the fight for free.